[we are beading in Toronto]
January 25-27, 2019
Textile Museum of Canada
Manidoominensagemin Toronto is a beading symposium organized by the Textile Museum of Canada and Lisa Myers. This symposium is being held in conjunction with the exhibition Beads, they’re sewn so tight, guest curated by Lisa Myers.
The symposium is intended to contribute to and build on the scholarship around contemporary Indigenous art with a focus on beading techniques and quillwork; through making and learning together, opportunities will be created for the exchange of knowledge and the building of community.
Hands-on workshops will include bead embroidery (Katie Longboat), quillwork (Brenda Lee and Jean Marshall), and moose hair tufting (Marie Brunelle). Alexandra Kahsenniio Nahwegahbow, Franchesca Hebert Spence, and Lisa Myers will lead sessions that engage with scholarship surrounding these activities. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from each other and work on their own projects with support from facilitators Lisa Myers, Bev Koski, Katie Longboat, Jean Marshall, and Olivia Whetung at the community table.